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A tabu search heuristic for the Equitable Coloring ProblemMay 27 2014The Equitable Coloring Problem is a variant of the Graph Coloring Problem where the sizes of two arbitrary color classes differ in at most one unit. This additional condition, called equity constraints, arises naturally in several applications. Due to ... More

Lovász-Schrijver PSD-operator on Claw-Free GraphsDec 06 2016The subject of this work is the study of $\LS_+$-perfect graphs defined as those graphs $G$ for which the stable set polytope $\stab(G)$ is achieved in one iteration of Lov\'asz-Schrijver PSD-operator $\LS_+$, applied to its edge relaxation $\estab(G)$. ... More

On dominating set polyhedra of circular interval graphsDec 19 2017Feb 20 2018Clique-node and closed neighborhood matrices of circular interval graphs are circular matrices. The stable set polytope and the dominating set polytope on these graphs are therefore closely related to the set packing polytope and the set covering polyhedron ... More

Circuits and circulant minorsFeb 08 2019Circulant contraction minors play a key role for characterizing ideal circular matrices in terms of minimally non ideal structures. In this article we prove necessary and sufficient conditions for a circular matrix $A$ to have circulant contraction minors ... More

The Identifying Code problem on $P_4$-tidy graphsDec 14 2013Dec 09 2014In this paper we first analyze the behaviour of the identifying code number under union and join operations in graphs. This study forced us to analyze three new parameters related to identifying codes, dominating sets and total dominating sets of the ... More

An exact DSatur-based algorithm for the Equitable Coloring ProblemMay 27 2014This paper describes an exact algorithm for the Equitable Coloring Problem, based on the well known DSatur algorithm for the classic Coloring Problem with new pruning rules specifically derived from the equity constraint. Computational experiences show ... More

A DSATUR-based algorithm for the Equitable Coloring ProblemJun 07 2013May 27 2014This paper describes a new exact algorithm for the Equitable Coloring Problem, a coloring problem where the sizes of two arbitrary color classes differ in at most one unit. Based on the well known DSatur algorithm for the classic Coloring Problem, a new ... More

Some advances on the set covering polyhedron of circulant matricesMay 28 2012Working on the set covering polyhedron of consecutive ones circulant matrices, Argiroffo and Bianchi found a class of facet defining inequalities, induced by a particular family of circulant minors. In this work we extend these results to inequalities ... More

On the Packing Chromatic Number on Hamming Graphs and General GraphsOct 19 2015The packing chromatic number $\chi_\rho(G)$ of a graph $G$ is the smallest integer $k$ needed to proper color the vertices of $G$ in such a way the distance between any two vertices having color $i$ be at least $i+1$. We obtain $\chi_\rho(H_{q,m})$ for ... More

A Branch and Price Algorithm for List Coloring ProblemNov 30 2018Coloring problems in graphs have been used to model a wide range of real applications. In particular, the List Coloring Problem generalizes the well-known Graph Coloring Problem for which many exact algorithms have been developed. In this work, we present ... More

Polyhedral results for the Equitable Coloring ProblemJun 16 2011In this work we study the polytope associated with a 0/1 integer programming formulation for the Equitable Coloring Problem. We find several families of valid inequalities and derive sufficient conditions in order to be facet-defining inequalities. We ... More

A polyhedral approach for the Equitable Coloring ProblemJun 16 2011Nov 01 2011In this work we study the polytope associated with a 0,1-integer programming formulation for the Equitable Coloring Problem. We find several families of valid inequalities and derive sufficient conditions in order to be facet-defining inequalities. We ... More

Total dominating sequences in trees, split graphs, and under modular decompositionAug 24 2016A sequence of vertices in a graph $G$ with no isolated vertices is called a total dominating sequence if every vertex in the sequence totally dominates at least one vertex that was not totally dominated by preceding vertices in the sequence, and, at the ... More

The Minor inequalities in the description of the Set Covering Polyhedron of Circulant MatricesJun 06 2012In this work we give a complete description of the set covering polyhedron of circulant matrices $C^k_{sk}$ with $s = 2,3$ and $k\geq 3 $ by linear inequalities. In particular, we prove that every non boolean facet defining inequality is associated with ... More

Characterizing N+-perfect line graphsMay 15 2015The subject of this contribution is the study of the Lov\'asz-Schrijver PSD-operator N+ applied to the edge relaxation of the stable set polytope of a graph. We are particularly interested in the problem of characterizing graphs for which N+ generates ... More

BioSimplify: an open source sentence simplification engine to improve recall in automatic biomedical information extractionJul 28 2011BioSimplify is an open source tool written in Java that introduces and facilitates the use of a novel model for sentence simplification tuned for automatic discourse analysis and information extraction (as opposed to sentence simplification for improving ... More

Cosmic rays above the ankle from Z-burstsJan 29 2002Jun 24 2002Neutrinos from far away sources annihilating at the Z resonance on relic neutrinos may give origin to the ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays. Here we present predictions of this mechanism with relic neutrinos lighter than 1 eV, which do not gravitationally ... More

Fuzzy Propositional Logic Associated with Quantum Computational GatesDec 26 2006We apply residuated structures associated with fuzzy logic to develop certain aspects of information processing in quantum computing from a logical perspective. For this purpose, we introduce an axiomatic system whose natural interpretation is the irreversible ... More

DM production mechanismsSep 20 2010We review the mechanism of production of dark matter particles in the early Universe, both in standard and non-standard pre-Big Bang Nucleosynthesis cosmologies. We concentrate mostly on the production of WIMPs.

DAMA Dark Matter Detection Compatible with Other SearchesMay 27 2004We present two examples of velocity distributions for light dark matter particles that reconcile the annual modulation signal observed by DAMA with all other negative results from dark matter searches. They are: (1) a conventional Maxwellian distribution ... More

A discussion on particle number and quantum indistinguishabilityMay 23 2007The concept of individuality in quantum mechanics shows radical differences from the concept of individuality in classical physics, as E. Schroedinger pointed out in the early steps of the theory. Regarding this fact, some authors suggested that quantum ... More

Contextual logic for quantum systemsFeb 02 2007In this work we build a quantum logic that allows us to refer to physical magnitudes pertaining to different contexts from a fixed one without the contradictions with quantum mechanics expressed in no-go theorems. This logic arises from considering a ... More

El boson de HiggsJul 07 2014The last particle that completes the Standard Model of Elementary Particles, the most sophisticated theory of nature in human history, was discovered in 2012. Although the present formulation of the theory comes from the 1960s and 70s, it incorporates ... More

Kinetics of Sub-Critical Bubbles and the Electroweak TransitionNov 25 1992Oct 12 1993We investigate the role of large amplitude sub-critical thermal fluctuations in the dynamics of first order phase transitions. In particular, we obtain a kinetic equation for the number density of sub-critical fluctuations of the broken-symmetric phase ... More

Sentence Simplification Aids Protein-Protein Interaction ExtractionJan 24 2010Accurate systems for extracting Protein-Protein Interactions (PPIs) automatically from biomedical articles can help accelerate biomedical research. Biomedical Informatics researchers are collaborating to provide metaservices and advance the state-of-art ... More

Risk Aversion and Catastrophic Risks: the Pill ExperimentAug 25 2015This article focuses on the work of O. Chanel and G. Chichilnisky (2013) on the flaws of expected utility theory while assessing the value of life. Expected utility is a fundamental tool in decision theory. However, it does not fit with the experimental ... More

Neutrino MassesDec 12 1994This is a review for Reports of Progress in Physics. After an introduction we start by explaining the different neutrino masses corresponding to different types of neutrinos, Dirac or Majorana, in section 2. In section 3 we discuss the main elementary ... More

Compatibility of DAMA Dark Matter Detection with Other SearchesApr 02 2005Aug 11 2005We present two examples of velocity distributions for light dark matter particles that reconcile the annual modulation signal observed by DAMA with all other negative results from dark matter searches. They are: (1) a conventional Maxwellian distribution ... More

Highest-energy cosmic rays from Fermi-degenerate relic neutrinos consistent with Super-Kamiokande resultsFeb 16 1999May 17 1999Relic neutrinos with mass 0.07 (+0.02/-0.04) eV, in the range consistent with Super-Kamiokande data, can explain the cosmic rays with energies in excess of the Greisen-Zatsepin-Kuzmin cutoff. The spectrum of ultra-high energy cosmic rays produced in this ... More

Unstable superheavy relic particles as a source of neutrinos responsible for the ultrahigh-energy cosmic raysAug 05 1999Feb 17 2000Decays of superheavy relic particles may produce extremely energetic neutrinos. Their annihilations on the relic neutrinos can be the origin of the cosmic rays with energies beyond the Greisen-Zatsepin-Kuzmin cutoff. The red shift acts as a cosmological ... More

Marginal integration $M-$estimators for additive modelsSep 14 2015Additive regression models have a long history in multivariate nonparametric regression. They provide a model in which each regression function depends only on a single explanatory variable allowing to obtain estimators at the optimal univariate rate. ... More

Quantum computational logic with mixed statesFeb 26 2010Using an algebraic framework we solve a problem posed in [5] and [7] about the axiomatizability of a quantum computational type logic related to fuzzy logic. A Hilbert-style calculus is developed obtaining an algebraic strong completeness theorem.

Neutralino with the Right Cold Dark Matter Abundance in (Almost) Any Supersymmetric ModelFeb 24 2006We consider non-standard cosmological models in which the late decay of a scalar field $\phi$ reheats the Universe to a low reheating temperature, between 5 MeV and the standard freeze-out temperature of neutralinos of mass $m_{\chi}$. We point out that ... More

Remarks on Ruled surfaces and rank two bundles with canonical determinant and 4 sectionsNov 15 2014Mar 25 2015Let $C$ be a smooth irreducible complex projective curve of genus $g$ and let $B^k(2,K_C)$ be the Brill-Noether loci parametrizing classes of (semi)-stable vector bundles $E$ of rank two with canonical determinant over $C$ with $h^0(C,E)\geq k$. We show ... More

Halo independent comparison of direct dark matter detection dataFeb 28 2012Sep 07 2012We extend the halo-independent method of Fox, Liu, and Weiner to include energy resolution and efficiency with arbitrary energy dependence, making it more suitable for experiments to use in presenting their results. Then we compare measurements and upper ... More

An stratification of $B^4(2,K_C)$ over a general curveJul 06 2017For a general curve C of genus $g\geq 10$, we show that the Brill- Noether locus $B^4(2,K_C)$ contains irreducible sub-varieties $B_3\supset B_4 \supset \cdots \supset B_n$, where $B_n$ is of dimension $3g-10-n$ and $B_3$ is an irreducible component of ... More

Constraints on Minimal SUSY models with warm dark matter neutralinosJul 02 2006If the energy density of the Universe before nucleosynthesis is dominated by a scalar field $\phi$ that decays and reheats the plasma to a low reheating temperature $T_{RH}$, neutralinos may be warm dark matter particles. We study this possibility and ... More

Controlling Chaotic Maps by Feedback Control ModulationMay 22 2016This paper deals whith the stabilization of any UPO of a chaotic map by modulation of a control parameter. It concentrates on proportional and delayed feedback control methods. Alternative types of these methods are proposed and their achievments are ... More

Ultra-cold WIMPs: relics of non-standard pre-BBN cosmologiesMar 17 2008Aug 20 2008Weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) are one of very few probes of cosmology before Big Bang nucleosynthesis (BBN). We point out that in scenarios in which the Universe evolves in a non-standard manner during and after WIMP kinetic decoupling, ... More

A joint model for authors characteristics and collaboration pattern in bibliometric networks: a Bayesian approachAug 23 2015Demographic and behavioral characteristics of journal authors are important indicators of homophily in co-authorship networks. In the presence of correlations between adjacent nodes (assortative mixing), combining the estimation of the individual characteristics ... More

Lovász-Schrijver SDP-operator, near-perfect graphs and near-bipartite graphsNov 08 2014We study the Lov\'asz-Schrijver lift-and-project operator ($LS_+$) based on the cone of symmetric, positive semidefinite matrices, applied to the fractional stable set polytope of graphs. The problem of obtaining a combinatorial characterization of graphs ... More

Bartering integer commodities with exogenous pricesJan 14 2014Aug 09 2015The analysis of markets with indivisible goods and fixed exogenous prices has played an important role in economic models, especially in relation to wage rigidity and unemployment. This research report provides a mathematical and computational details ... More

Aberration features in directional dark matter detectionMay 10 2012Jul 11 2012The motion of the Earth around the Sun causes an annual change in the magnitude and direction of the arrival velocity of dark matter particles on Earth, in a way analogous to aberration of stellar light. In directional detectors, aberration of weakly ... More

Channeling in direct dark matter detection II: channeling fraction in Si and Ge crystalsAug 22 2010Nov 03 2010The channeling of the ion recoiling after a collision with a WIMP changes the ionization signal in direct detection experiments, producing a larger signal than otherwise expected. We give estimates of the fraction of channeled recoiling ions in Si and ... More

Channeling in solid Xe, Ar and Ne direct dark matter detectorsNov 27 2010Jun 14 2011The channeling of the ion recoiling after a collision with a WIMP changes the ionization signal in direct detection experiments, producing a larger scintillation or ionization signal than otherwise expected. We give estimates of the fraction of channeled ... More

Experimental identification of non-pointlike dark-matter candidatesMar 19 2002Jul 25 2002We show that direct dark matter detection experiments can distinguish between pointlike and non-pointlike dark-matter candidates. The shape of the nuclear recoil energy spectrum from pointlike dark-matter particles, e.g., neutralinos, is determined by ... More

Prompt atmospheric neutrinos and muons: NLO vs LO QCD predictionsApr 26 1999We compare the leading and next-to-leading order QCD predictions for the flux of atmospheric muons and neutrinos from decays of charmed particles. We find that the full NLO lepton fluxes can be approximated to within 10% by the Born--level fluxes multiplied ... More

On photon splitting in theories with Lorentz invariance violationMar 14 2005May 23 2005In a model with Lorentz invariance violation implemented through modified dispersion relations, we estimate the rate for the decay process gamma -> 3 gamma and find that it provides a relevant bound on Lorentz invariance violation.

A test for the equality of covariance operatorsApr 28 2014In many situations, when dealing with several populations, equality of the covariance operators is assumed. An important issue is to study if this assumption holds before making other inferences. In this paper, we develop a test for comparing covariance ... More

Daily modulation due to channeling in direct dark matter crystalline detectorsJan 14 2011Jun 20 2011The channeling of the ion recoiling after a collision with a WIMP in direct dark matter crystalline detectors produces a larger scintillation or ionization signal than otherwise expected. Channeling is a directional effect which depends on the velocity ... More

Channeling in direct dark matter detection I: channeling fraction in NaI (Tl) crystalsJun 15 2010Nov 03 2010The channeling of the ion recoiling after a collision with a WIMP changes the ionization signal in direct detection experiments, producing a larger signal than otherwise expected. We give estimates of the fraction of channeled recoiling ions in NaI (Tl) ... More

Towards Automatic Extraction of Social Networks of Organizations in PubMed AbstractsJan 24 2010Mar 17 2010Social Network Analysis (SNA) of organizations can attract great interest from government agencies and scientists for its ability to boost translational research and accelerate the process of converting research to care. For SNA of a particular disease ... More

Detectability of a subdominant density component of cold dark matterFeb 15 2001Jun 21 2001Here we examine the detectability of collisionless dark matter candidates that may constitute not all but only a subdominant component of galactic cold dark matter. We show that current axion searches are not suited for a subdominant component, while ... More

Prompt atmospheric neutrinos and muons: dependence on the gluon distribution functionMay 17 1999We compute the next-to-leading order QCD predictions for the vertical flux of atmospheric muons and neutrinos from decays of charmed particles, for different PDF's (MRS-R1, MRS-R2, CTEQ-4M and MRST) and different extrapolations of these at small partonic ... More

Particle-Antiparticle Asymmetry Due to Non-Renormalizable Effective InteractionsFeb 12 1996We consider a model for generating a particle-antiparticle asymmetry through out-of-equilibrium decays of a massive particle due to non-renormalizable, effective interactions.

The Paraná Ra'anga expeditionJun 19 2013Paran\'a Ra'anga (the image of Paran\'a, in Guaran\'i) is the name of a cultural and scientific expedition that traveled the rivers: R\'io de la Plata, Paran\'a and Paraguay, from Buenos Aires to Asunci\'on, during March 2010. The project brought together ... More

Ring-like features in directional dark matter detectionNov 28 2011May 10 2012We discuss a novel dark matter signature relevant for directional detection of Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs). For heavy enough WIMPs and low enough recoil energies, the maximum of the recoil rate is not in the direction of the average WIMP ... More

Channeling in direct dark matter detection III: channeling fraction in CsI crystalsSep 17 2010Nov 03 2010The channeling of the ion recoiling after a collision with a WIMP changes the ionization signal in direct detection experiments, producing a larger signal scintillation or ionization than otherwise expected. We give estimates of the fraction of channeled ... More

Mining the Web for Pharmacovigilance: the Case Study of Duloxetine and VenlafaxineOct 08 2016Adverse reactions caused by drugs following their release into the market are among the leading causes of death in many countries. The rapid growth of electronically available health related information, and the ability to process large volumes of them ... More

Bounds on Relic Neutrino Masses in the Z-burst ModelApr 29 2004Neutrinos from far-away sources annihilating at the Z resonance on relic neutrinos may give origin to the extreme-energy cosmic rays (EECR). If ``Z-bursts'' are responsible for the EECR events, then we show that the non-observation of cosmic ray events ... More

Detectability of the Sgr Dwarf Leading Tidal Stream with Auger, EUSO or OWLOct 31 2003Jun 23 2004We point out that if heavy metastable particles composing the dark matter of our galaxy are responsible for the ultra-high energy cosmic rays (UHECR) then the leading tidal stream of the Sagittarius dwarf galaxy could be detected through UHECR. The signal ... More

Testing equality between several populations covariance operatorsApr 28 2014Nov 18 2016In many situations, when dealing with several populations, equality of the covariance operators is assumed. An important issue is to study if this assumption holds before making other inferences. In this paper, we develop a test for comparing covariance ... More

Scopes and Limits of Modality in Quantum MechanicsDec 29 2006We develop an algebraic frame for the simultaneous treatment of actual and possible properties of quantum systems. We show that, in spite of the fact that the language is enriched with the addition of a modal operator to the orthomodular structure, contextuality ... More

Physical properties as modal operators in the topos approach to quantum mechanicsDec 21 2014In the framework of the topos approach to quantum mechanics we give a representation of physical properties in terms of modal operators on Heyting algebras. It allows us to introduce a classical type study of the mentioned properties.

Updated Constraints on the Dark Matter Interpretation of CDMS-II-Si DataMar 20 2017May 03 2017We present an updated halo-dependent and halo-independent analysis of viable light WIMP dark matter candidates which could account for the excess observed in CDMS-II-Si. We include recent constraints from LUX, PandaX-II, and PICO-60, as well as projected ... More

GZK Photons in the Minimal Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays ModelFeb 18 2007In a recently proposed model the cosmic rays spectrum at energies above 10^{18} eV can be fitted with a minimal number of unknown parameters assuming that the extragalactic cosmic rays are only protons with a power law source spectrum ~E^{-alpha} and ... More

ONER: Tool for Organization Named Entity Recognition from Affiliation Strings in PubMed AbstractsJan 24 2010Mar 17 2010Automatically extracting organization names from the affiliation sentences of articles related to biomedicine is of great interest to the pharmaceutical marketing industry, health care funding agencies and public health officials. It will also be useful ... More

Expected Signals in Relic Neutrino DetectorsJul 03 2001Aug 13 2001Here we estimate the magnitude of the signals expected for realistic cosmic neutrino backgrounds in detectors attempting to measure the mechanical forces exerted on macroscopic targets by the elastic scattering of relic neutrinos. We study effects proportional ... More

Robust estimates in generalized partially linear modelsAug 01 2007In this paper, we introduce a family of robust estimates for the parametric and nonparametric components under a generalized partially linear model, where the data are modeled by $y_i|(\mathbf{x}_i,t_i)\sim F(\cdot,\mu_i)$ with $\mu_i=H(\eta(t_i)+\mathbf{x}_i^{$\mathrm{T}$}\beta)$, ... More

Inverted dipole feature in directional detection of exothermic dark matterNov 06 2016Directional dark matter detection attempts to measure the direction of motion of nuclei recoiling after having interacted with dark matter particles in the halo of our Galaxy. Due to Earth's motion with respect to the Galaxy, the dark matter flux is concentrated ... More

An optimization problem for nonliear Steklov eigenvalues with a boundary potentialNov 22 2013In this paper, we analyze an optimization problem for the first (nonlinear) Steklov eigenvalue plus a boundary potential with respect to the potential function which is assumed to be uniformly bounded and with fixed $L^1$-norm.

A Topological Study of Contextuality and Modality in Quantum MechanicsDec 29 2006Kochen-Specker theorem rules out the non-contextual assignment of values to physical magnitudes. Here we enrich the usual orthomodular structure of quantum mechanical propositions with modal operators. This enlargement allows to refer consistently to ... More

Equational characterization for two-valued states in orthomodular quantum systemsJul 28 2013In this paper we develop an algebraic framework in which several classes of two-valued states over orthomodular lattices may be equationally characterized. The class of two-valued states and the subclass of Jauch-Piron two-valued states are among the ... More

Two-valued states on Baer $^*$-semigroupsJan 06 2014In this paper we develop an algebraic framework that allows us to extend families of two-valued states on orthomodular lattices to Baer $^*$-semigroups. We apply this general approach to study the full class of two-valued states and the subclass of Jauch-Piron ... More

Measurement of the gluon PDF at small x with neutrino telescopesMar 31 2000Oct 04 2000We analyze the possibility that neutrino telescopes may provide an experimental determination of the slope lambda of the gluon distribution in the proton at momentum fractions x smaller than the accelerator reach. The method is based on a linear relation ... More

Measuring the prompt atmospheric neutrino flux with down-going muons in neutrino telescopesSep 10 2002In the TeV energy region and above, the uncertainty in the level of prompt atmospheric neutrinos would limit the search for diffuse astrophysical neutrinos. We suggest that neutrino telescopes may provide an empirical determination of the flux of prompt ... More

The Contextual Character of Modal Interpretations of Quantum MechanicsMay 11 2007In this article we discuss the contextual character of quantum mechanics in the framework of modal interpretations. We investigate its historical origin and relate contemporary modal interpretations to those proposed by M. Born and W. Heisenberg. We present ... More

The square of opposition in orthomodular logicApr 23 2014In Aristotelian logic, categorical propositions are divided in Universal Affirmative, Universal Negative, Particular Affirmative and Particular Negative. Possible relations between two of the mentioned type of propositions are encoded in the square of ... More

Interpreting the modal Kochen-Specker theorem: possibility and many worlds in quantum mechanicsApr 23 2014In this paper we attempt to physically interpret the Modal Kochen- Specker (MKS) theorem. In order to do so, we analyze the features of the possible properties of quantum systems arising from the elements in an orthomodular lattice and distinguish the ... More

Muon Fluxes and Showers from Dark Matter Annihilation in the Galactic CenterFeb 10 2010May 20 2010We calculate contained and upward muon flux and contained shower event rates from neutrino interactions, when neutrinos are produced from annihilation of the dark matter in the Galactic Center. We consider model-independent direct neutrino production ... More

Cohomology ring of differential operator ringsMar 16 2010We compute the multiplicative structure in the Hocshchild cohomology ring of a differential operators ring and the cap product of Hochschild cohomology on the Hochschild homology.

Geoneutrinos in Large Direct Detection ExperimentsDec 13 2018Dec 21 2018Geoneutrinos can provide a unique insight into Earth's interior, its central engine and its formation history. We study the detection of geoneutrinos in large direct detection experiments, which has been considered non-feasible. We compute the geoneutrino-induced ... More

Conditional tests for elliptical symmetry using robust estimatorsFeb 19 2015This paper presents a procedure for testing the hypothesis that the underlying distribution of the data is elliptical when using robust location and scatter estimators instead of the sample mean and covariance matrix. Under mild assumptions that include ... More

GZK Photons Above 10 EeVJun 14 2007We calculate the flux of "GZK-photons", namely the flux of photons produced by extragalactic nucleons through the resonant photoproduction of pions, the so called GZK effect. This flux depends on the UHECR spectrum on Earth, of the spectrum of nucleons ... More

Towards Effective Sentence Simplification for Automatic Processing of Biomedical TextJan 24 2010The complexity of sentences characteristic to biomedical articles poses a challenge to natural language parsers, which are typically trained on large-scale corpora of non-technical text. We propose a text simplification process, bioSimplify, that seeks ... More

Estimating Total Solar Irradiance during the 21st centuryNov 11 2011The reconstruction and prediction of solar activity is one of the current problems in dynamo theory and global climate modeling. We estimate the Total Solar Irradiance for the next hundred years based on the Least Square Support Vector Machine. We found ... More

Variable rest masses in 5-dimensional gravitation confronted with experimental dataSep 08 1995Aug 01 1996Cosmological solutions of Einstein equation for a \mbox{5-dimensional} space-time, in the case of a dust-filled universe, are presented. With these solutions we are able to test a hypothetical relation between the rest mass of a particle and the $5^{\rm ... More

Indirect detection of a subdominant density component of cold dark matterSep 23 2002We examine the detectability through indirect means of weakly interacting dark matter candidates that may constitute not all but only a subdominant component of galactic cold dark matter. We show that the possibility of indirect detection of neutralinos ... More

The origin of the 3.4 micron feature in Wild 2 cometary particles and in ultracarbonaceous interplanetary dust particlesJan 30 2013We analyzed 2 ultra-carbonaceous interplanetary dust particles and 2 cometary Wild 2 particles with infrared spectroscopy. We characterized the carrier of the 3.4 micron band in these samples and compared its profile and the CH2/CH3 ratios to the 3.4 ... More

Extended Maximum Likelihood Halo-independent Analysis of Dark Matter Direct Detection DataJul 14 2015Nov 28 2015We extend and correct a recently proposed maximum-likelihood halo-independent method to analyze unbinned direct dark matter detection data. Instead of the recoil energy as independent variable we use the minimum speed a dark matter particle must have ... More

Entities, Identity and the Formal Structure of Quantum MechanicsMar 14 2012The concept of individuality in quantum mechanics shows radical differences from the one used in classical physics. In particular, it is not possible to consider the fundamental particles described by quantum theory as individual distinguishable objects. ... More

The effect of a late decaying scalar on the neutralino relic densityMay 01 2006If the energy density of the Universe before nucleosynthesis is dominated by a scalar field phi that decays and reheats the plasma to a temperature T_{RH} smaller than the standard neutralino freeze out temperature, the neutralino relic density differs ... More

Compatibility of DAMA/LIBRA dark matter detection with other searchesAug 26 2008Jan 27 2009The DAMA/NaI and DAMA/LIBRA annual modulation data, which may be interpreted as a signal for the existence of weakly interacting dark matter (WIMPs) in our galactic halo, are examined in light of null results from other experiments. We use the energy ... More

Cyclic homology of crossed productsMay 05 2008We obtain a mixed complex, simpler that the canonical one, given the Hochschild, cyclic, negative and periodic homology of a crossed product E=A#fH, where H is an arbitrary Hopf algebra and f is a convolution invertible cocycle with values in A. Actually, ... More

Generalized Halo Independent Comparison of Direct Dark Matter Detection DataJun 21 2013Sep 26 2013We extend the halo-independent method to compare direct dark matter detection data, so far used only for spin-independent WIMP-nucleon interactions, to any type of interaction. As an example we apply the method to magnetic moment interactions.

Gamma-Ray Constraints on Maximum Cosmogenic Neutrino Fluxes and UHECR Source Evolution ModelsJul 08 2011The dip model assumes that the ultra-high energy cosmic rays (UHECRs) above 10$^{18}$ eV consist exclusively of protons and is consistent with the spectrum and composition measure by HiRes. Here we present the range of cosmogenic neutrino fluxes in the ... More

Prospects for detection of target-dependent annual modulation in direct dark matter searchesDec 12 2015Earth's rotation about the Sun produces an annual modulation in the expected scattering rate at direct dark matter detection experiments. The annual modulation as a function of the recoil energy $E_\text{R}$ imparted by the dark matter particle to a target ... More

Gravitational Focusing and Substructure Effects on the Rate Modulation in Direct Dark Matter SearchesMay 28 2015Jul 27 2015We study how gravitational focusing (GF) of dark matter by the Sun affects the annual and biannual modulation of the expected signal in non-directional direct dark matter searches, in the presence of dark matter substructure in the local dark halo. We ... More

Asymmetric dark matter annihilation as a test of non-standard cosmologiesApr 12 2013Feb 10 2014We show that the relic abundance of the minority component of asymmetric dark matter can be very sensitive to the expansion rate of the Universe and the temperature of transition between a non-standard pre-Big Bang Nucleosynthesis cosmological phase and ... More

Assessing Compatibility of Direct Detection Data: Halo-Independent Global Likelihood AnalysesJul 08 2016Oct 10 2016We present two different halo-independent methods to assess the compatibility of several direct dark matter detection data sets for a given dark matter model using a global likelihood consisting of at least one extended likelihood and an arbitrary number ... More